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A Night at the Roxy – BYO: Pretty in Pink


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By Andrea Selitto

Anyone who has watched a movie on the big screen in a theater full of people who are all fans of the film knows that it makes for a unique movie-going experience; add in a drinking game, and you’re definitely in for a night at the movies unlike any you’ve experienced before.

It was such an occasion this past Wednesday night at the Roxy Theater, when I joined a crowd of John Hughes aficionados as they made their way, bottles in hand, into the theater for a special screening of the 1986 film, Pretty in Pink, starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, and Jon Cryer. For those unfamiliar with Wednesday nights at the Roxy, guests of the 21-and-over persuasion are invited to bring their own beverage of choice— whether it be a bottle of wine or my personal selection, a bright pink cocktail to suit the evening’s film selection—and enjoy a sip (or two) while taking in the movie. Bottle openers and cups are provided for guests in the lobby, and I also found that the cup holders by each seat in the theater are just the right size to keep a bottle handy for refills.

A Night at the Roxy – Filmadelphia // The Backyard Philly Project

March Filmadelphia

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Last month, the PFS Theater at the Roxy hosted Amanda Danziger’s The Backyard Philly Project for it’s monthly Filmadelphia at the Roxy series.

The Backyard Philly Project explores the lives of four teens growing up in the Philadelphia inner-city neighborhood known as Penn Town.  Shot partially by the teens themselves, this documentary give an insightful look at life amidst city housing unites where scenes of violence, poverty, friendship, and inspiration are edited together.  Including a spotlight on the Helping Hands Rescue Mission, the films reveals the necessity of support encouragement, and a positive environment for young people in the city.  The film was inspired by former Kixx player Adam Bruckner, now a Philadelphia resident and after school program director.

During the Q&A session after the film, Danziger told us a bit about the inspiration, the process, and the future of the Backyard Philly Project.